People seem to keep talking about an animated show, for some reason. I think it's a terrible idea. In theory it could be great, but in practice the Western perception of animated material is almost universally that it's only appropriate for comedy and kids' shows. I know you're suggesting that it be aimed at kids, C.E. Evans, but personally I have no interest in kids' shows generally, and not at all in a Trek-based kids' show.
I'm not saying that it couldn't succeed commercially, mind you, just that I very much doubt I'd watch it.
Have you seen "Star Wars: The Clone Wars"? That show is well liked by much of the teen and adult SW fanbase and it is a big enough success to have gone on for several seasons now. A big plus is that as an animated series it is much cheaper to do compared to a live action series.
It is keeping interest in the SW brand alive until the next SW movies are released.